GUIDES

GUIDES 2018-05-15T08:20:56+00:00

DO I NEED A NEW ROOF?

The danger signs signs of deterioration on a roof almost always mean that the covering, be it slate or tile, has run the natural course of its life. Patching up here and there is literally no more than a stop-gap exercise, and the only sensible course is to re-tile the roof. After all, your roof bears the brunt of the British weather, and is your home’s major protection against damage from sun, wind and rain. In its lifetime your roof will be drenched by more than 760,000 gallons of water weighing approximately 3,500 tons; baked by 90,000 hours of direct [...]

HOW MUCH WILL A NEW ROOF COST?

For substantial structural repairs such as re-roofing, generous grants may be available from your local authority depending on the age and rateable value of your property. Full details can usually be obtained from the environmental health department of your local authority. Loft insulation grants are also available nationwide. More information can be found on www.insulationgrants.info The following guide prices are based on using Redland 49 interlocking tiles. They relate to normal uncomplicated roof shapes and include the proper use of scaffolding, stripping the existing roof covering, supplying and fixing new underaly, new softwood tiling battens, leadwork and new tiles. Mid [...]

HOW MUCH WILL NEW SOFFITS AND FASCIAS COST?

When it comes to preserving a home’s good looks, PVC soffits and fascias provide a modern, virtually maintenance-free alternative to the more traditional painted timber variety. PVC is completely weather proof and requires only the occaisional wipe over with soapy water to keep it looking as good as new. It never needs painting and it does not warp, rot, flake or crack. It can be especially beneficial in those hard to reach areas where regular maintenance is difficult. The following guide prices are based on using Concord Roofline Cellular PVC tiles. They relate to normal uncomplicated roof shapes and include [...]